Monday, 26 May 2014

Off to Portland - 26th May 2014

Common Blue
Portland Bill's fields were the home for the Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) today. It is a small blue butterfly which has very detailed markings on the underwing. When the wings are opened up, a lovely sky blue colour is exposed. Unfortunately, this butterfly refused to expose that colour when stationary on a blade of grass. On this picture, you can just see the blue on the edge on the wing behind. We attempted to see the Rosefinch which was reported at Southwell Gardens. Didn't see it though! There was also a Serin that felt the need to be very elusive. Despite a dip, a fun day out.

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